World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles

World Invasion: Los Angeles Battle or Mission: Los Angeles in Quebec , is a science-fiction American film directed by Jonathan Liebesman and released in 2011 .

The introduction to the film evokes a real event called the Battle of Los Angeles that took place on February 25, 1942 , less than three months after the Pearl Harbor attack ofDecember 7, 1941: the DCA was fired for several hours, but the enemy identity has never been identified 1 .


August 11, 2011, Marines are called to intervene in Los Angeles , initially for what appeared to be a simple meteor shower that falls off large coastal cities around the world. It turns out that they will actually have to face the forces of invasion and colonization of extraterrestrials, powerfully organized, whose objective is to appropriate the water resources of our planet Earth. Under the pressure of the advanced technology of the latter (heavy use of combat drones ), the US military must gradually retreat and abandon the city under penalty of total annihilation.commissioned by Sergeant Michael Nantz, a veteran, has the ultimate mission to save a group of civilians remained stranded in a combat zone. During the extraction, Sergeant Nantz manages to locate an alien operational PC and have it destroyed by a missile strike. In doing so, it allows the liberation of the airspace, finally rid of the alien drones, so that the battles for the reconquest of the city can begin.

Technical sheet

  • Original title: Battle: Los Angeles
  • French title: World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles
  • Québec title: Mission: Los Angeles
  • Director: Jonathan Liebesman
  • Scenario: Christopher Bertolini  (en)
  • Production: Neal H. Moritz
  • Production Company: Original Film
  • Photography: Lukas Ettlin and Oliver Wood (additional shots)
  • Music: Brian Tyler
  • Editing: Christian Wagner
  • Sets: Peter Wenham
  • Costumes: Sanja Milkovic Hays
  • Country: United States
  • Budget: 70 million $
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Duration: 116 minutes (1:56)
  • Distribution: Columbia Pictures
  • Release dates:
    •  United States :
    •  France :


Michelle Rodriguez , Jonathan Liebesman and Aaron Eckhart at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International .
  • Aaron Eckhart (VF: Serge Biavan, VQ: Daniel Picard ) : Chief Sergeant Michael Nantz
  • Michelle Rodriguez (VF: Olivia Dalric , VQ: Camille Cyr-Desmarais ) : Sergeant Elena Santos
  • Ramon Rodriguez (VF: Rémi Bichet , VQ: Nicholas Savard L’Herbier ) : Under Lieutenant William Martinez
  • Bridget Moynahan (VF: Barbara Kelsch , VQ: Hélène Mondoux ) : Michele
  • Michael Pena (VF: Nessym Guetat , VQ: Antoine Durand ) : Joe Rincon
  • Ne-Yo (VF: Diouc Koma , VQ: Hugolin Chevrette-Landesque ) : Corporal Kevin Harris
  • Taylor Handley (VF: Laurent Sao ; VQ: Alexis Lefebvre ) : Corporal Corey Simmons
  • Lucas Till : Corporal Scott Grayston
  • Jim Parrack : (VF: David Kruger ) : Corporal Peter Kerns
  • Cory Hardrict (VF: Cédric Dumond , VQ: Guillaume Champoux ) : Corporal Jason Lockett
  • Jadin Gould : Amy
  • Bryce Cass (VQ: Thomas-Fionn Tran ) : Hector Rincon
  • Joey King (VQ: Barrere Noor ) : Kirsten
  • Nick Jones : Sergeant Jackson
  • Gino Anthony Pesi (VF: Axel Kiener , VQ: Nicolas Charbonneaux-Collombet ) : Corporal Nick Stavrou
  • Neil Brown Jr. (VF: Philippe Bozo, VQ: Alexandre Fortin ) : Corporal Richard Guerrero
  • James Hiroyuki Liao (VF: Donald Reignoux , VQ: Gabriel Lessard) : Corporal Steven Mottola
  • Will Rothhaar : Corporal Lee Imlay
  • Noel Fisher (VF: Alexandre Nguyen , VQ: Sébastien René ) : Shaun Lenian
  • Adetokumboh M’Cormack (VF: Jean-Baptiste Anoumon , VQ: Daniel Roy ) : Jibril Adukwu
  • Michelle Pierce : Shelly
  • Additional voices: Bernard Métraux


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The film was shot in Shreveport and Baton Rouge in Louisiana between September and October 2010 with the help of a Naval Rescue Infantry Battalion, Boeing CH-46 Helicopters and Boeing-Bell V-22 Osprey from the USMC .

Box office

As of March 27, this $ 70 million budget film has raised a total of $ 124 million worldwide and as of April 13, 2011, revenues are over $ 186 million. Finally the film has earned $ 202.3 million worldwide, which allows it to be largely profitable for Studio 2 .

Notes and references

  1. ^ Cathy, ” February 25, 1942: the Battle of Los Angeles … Americans make war on UFOs!  »  [ Archive ] , on  [ archive ]
  2. ↑ (in) Box Office: Battle Los Angeles  [ archive ]

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